As director of technical assistance programs, Wendy works with our chiefs in residence and external partners to provide requested technical assistance to school districts and state education departments. The technical assistance team engages with education leaders to implement and evaluate programs and scale successful efforts.

Wendy has spent more than a decade working in public education, primarily focused on initiatives related to data, research, policy, and advocacy. With prior roles in state and local education systems as well as nonprofit organizations, she has extensive experience developing strategies and processes designed to produce scalable solutions.

Wendy holds a Juris Doctor degree and a certificate in conflict resolution theory and practice from Mitchell Hamline School of Law. In addition, she earned her Ph.D. in public policy from Southern University & A&M College; master’s degrees in both criminal justice and public administration from Penn State University; and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.